I’ll be honest with you, Nation: Not much of note happened at last weekend’s Fight Night event from Seoul, South Korea, so much so that the UFC hasn’t even released any actual fight highlights from the event. In the main event of the evening, Benson Henderson did his Benson Henderson thing and outpointed Jorge “GAMEBRED” Masvidal en route to a split decision victory, then both symbolically announced he was leaving the UFC and called out Georges St. Pierre. At least I think he did. It was all a bit confusing, so you’ll have to watch his post-fight interview above to get some sense of it.
What else? Oh right, guys named “Dong” — of which there were 3 on the Fight Night 79 card — went a solid (or perhaps firm) 2-1 on the evening, with Dong Hyun Kim scoring a first round TKO over Dominic Waters in the evening’s co-main event, Dongi Yang defeating Jake Collier via second round TKO in the “featured prelim,” and the other, debuting Dong Hyun Kim suffering a hellacious KO via slam to Dominique Steele in the first bout of the night. So basically, two dongs stood proud while one wilted under the pressure. Not a bad ratio, amiright ladies?
Video of Steele’s brutal slam and the full results from Fight Night 79 are after the jump.
Elsewhere on the Fight Night 79 main card, Yoshihiro Akiyama dropped a questionable split decision to Alberto “Soldier of God” Mina, who should definitely consider changing his nickname before the one true SoG, Yoel Romero, makes him do it. Anyways, the by-far most entertaining moment from the bout came when Sexiyama removed his shirt.
Opening up the main card, highly-touted prospect Doo-Ho Choi continued his streak of TKO finishes, making quick work of veteran Sam Sicilia with a first round knockout. The impressive finish was made all the more impressive by the fact that Sicilia had never been finished by strikes prior to the bout. Keep an eye on “The Korean Superboy,” Nation, he’s definitely going places.
The full results for Fight Night 79 are below.
Main Card (Fight Pass)
Benson Henderson def. Jorge Masvidal by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Dong-Hyun Kim def. Dominic Waters by TKO via punches at 3:11 of Round 1
Alberto Mina def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Doo-Ho Choi def. Sam Sicilia by TKO via punches at 1:33 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)
Dongi Yang def. Jake Collier by TKO via punches at 1:50 of Round 2
Mike de la Torre def. Yui-Chul Nam by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tae-Hyun Bang def. Leo Kuntz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Seo-Hee Ham def. Cortney Casey by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fredy Serrano def. Yao Zhikui by TKO via injury at 0:44 of Round 1
Marco Beltran def. Ning Guangyou by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dominique Steele def. Dong-Hyun Kim by TKO via slam at 0:37 of Round 3